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Ford Galaxie Part II:  The Next Five Years

Like the Chevrolet Impala and Plymouth Fury, the Galaxie started as a sub-series.  In 1959, the Galaxie was part of the Fairlane line.  Galaxie displaced Fairlane as the top tier full-size car model in 1960. The full-size Ford line up would also include the sporty XL and formal luxury oriented LTD (Limited). In 1967, the LTD and XL became separate models of their own.

Lots more of my Ford pictures on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/greggjerdingen/sets/72157631488931816

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A high speed bird, the XB-70 Valkyrie is the star of this photo series.

The B-70 program was developed during the 50s to be a high altitude, mach 3+, deep penetration nuclear bomber, it was designed to get into soviet territory, deploy it’s nuclear payload and speed the hell out. With the use of this tactic, the B-70 would be only a few minutes in range of a specific radar station but the operators wouldn’t be able to pinpoint a good interception position and even if interceptors were scrambled the Valkyrie could out run and use it’s altitude to escape the soviet fighters of that time.

As the soviets developed surface-to-air missiles (SAM) the program started to become obsolete, the USAF tried to shift it’s role to low level penetration to evade the SAMs using the terrain but it would fill the same position as the B-52 (the bomber it was meant to replace) but with greater cost and shorter range.

Due to the lack of roles for it to fulfill, the B-70 program was cancelled by the USAF in 1961 but the development was then turned over to NASA to research the effects of long duration, high speed flights. Two prototypes were built designated XB-70A Valkyrie and were tested from 1964 to 1969, in 1966 though one of the Valkyries crashed with a F-104 Starfighter during a General Eletric photoshoot (the manufacturer of it’s six engines), both planes were lost.

Now, the remaining Valkyrie is on display at the National Museum of the USAF near Dayton, Ohio.

If you have any suggestions or wanna send an entire photo series of your own, feel free to send them to me and i’ll upload them!

beginner’s guide to horror movies

Okay, so you’ve seen a few scary movies and enjoyed them, and now you’re looking to expand your horror prowess. Maybe you’ve been reading/listening to a lot of creepypasta, and you feel like you’re ready to take the plunge. Or maybe you just have a feeling that you’d like horror, but have no idea where to start. 

I’ve been a huge fan of all things creepy and scary for years. I was just reading an article called, “Horror Gems You Haven’t Seen Yet” and realized that I actually had seen almost every film on the list, so I guess that makes me an expert. So, my new baby horror fans, allow me to introduce you to the genre.


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